Recovery Life Coach

Jordan Peer Recovery offers recovery coaching support through its Recovery Life Coaching Training Program. In this training, individuals are trained to offer on-going support and help identify and address barriers to recovery.

About the Program

What is a recovery life coach?

A recovery life coach is someone with personal experience in recovery who assists others seeking to initiate or maintain recovery. A recovery life coach works to help clients make progress by promoting recovery and assisting clients to address barriers to recovery by serving as a support to clients leading their own life recovery journey.

What does a recovery life coach do? 

    • Serves as a personal guide and mentor
    • Works in a coaching capacity rather than a counselor/therapist/sponsor capacity
    • Affirms and empowers clients to identify innate strengths to improve health and wellness
    • Empowers and motivates clients to identify and remove obstacles to recovery
    • Teach skills to manage stress
    • Helps clients to discover the choices they want to make in recovery
    • Connect clients to resources that help foster and sustain recovery

 

What does a recovery life coach not do? 

    • Promote or endorse any particular way of achieving or maintaining sobriety
    • Diagnose or treat
    • Monitor abstinence
    • Dictate or lecture what someone’s recovery will look like
    • Conduct therapy or counseling

How do I become a recovery life coach?

Jordan Peer Recovery offers the Recovery Coach training program. This self-paced 20 hour training will provide the knowledge, tools, and resources necessary to become an effective recovery life coach.

    • To qualify for becoming a recovery life coach, individuals must have experience in recovery directly, or be a family member or friend of someone in recovery (experiencing recovery indirectly)
    • Must be at least 18 years of age
    • Must have HS Diploma or GED equivalent

 

What would the training for a recovery life coach provide: 

    • Overview of the role and values of the coaching workforce and JPR (i.e. principles of recovery, person-centered approach, self-determination, advocacy)
    • Understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the Recovery Life Coach job description (including ethics and boundaries)
    • Knowledge of effective communication skills, empathy, advocacy, goal-setting, and coaching techniques
    • Information regarding recovery resources

 

Expectations of a recovery life coach:

(1) complete the online self-pace training and (2) participate in trainings to stay up to date with coaching research.

FAQ

Can I become a recovery life coach without certification?
What is required of me to become a recovery life coach?

To qualify for becoming a recovery life coach, individuals must have experience in recovery directly, or be a family member or friend of someone in recovery (experiencing recovery indirectly)

  •  Must be at least 18 years of age
  •  Must have HS diploma or GED equivalent

 

What are some skills it takes to become a recovery life coach?

 Some skills required for an effective recovery life coach are communication, compassion, people skills, creativity, problem-solving skills, goal-setting, and progress management.

What education is needed to become a recovery life coach?

A high school diploma or GED and a willingness to learn, listen, and coach are the only education required.  

How is a recovery life coach different from a certified peer recovery specialist (CPRS)?

A recovery life coach is not certified under a board. Becoming a recovery life coach is a great way to gain more experience within the recovery workforce and could count towards becoming a certified peer recovery specialist. JPR’s Recovery Life Coach training will give you a head start to becoming a certified Peer Recovery Specialist. If you are interested in becoming a CPRS, you must take another 40 hours of training in Peer recovery competencies and complete 200-500 field experience hours via internship, employment or volunteer work. You must also pass a National or International Certification Board Exam and recertify every 2-years under that certification board to maintain your credential. 

How do I get started?

 Complete the registration questions and pay the $99 registration fee to access your course.


Recovery Life Coach $99


FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM

@jordanpeerrecovery

We pride ourselves on being a peer led workforce. This includes our CEO Dr. Masica Jordan and our leadership team, training staff, and advisory members. Jordan Peer Recovery was born from personal recovery journeys, making us deeply invested in creating a high performing, talented peer recovery workforce. We are invested in your success.

  info@jordanpeerrecovery.com
  1.888.633.JPRT

MAILING LIST